Starting November 9, 2022, Stadia will attempt to automatically process refunds for all purchases of games, add-on content and subscriptions fees other than Stadia Pro made through the Stadia store. We ask for your patience as we work through each transaction and that you refrain from contacting Customer Support as they will not be able to expedite your refund during this time. For more information, check the Announcement FAQ.

Play Stadia on Chrome (

You can use a desktop or laptop computer to play Stadia on the web. All you need is the latest version of the Google Chrome browser. Before you can start playing, you'll need to claim or purchase a game on or in the Stadia app Stadia icon.

Tip: Although Stadia is only officially supported in Google Chrome, it may work with other Chromium-based browsers such as Edge (version 79 or higher), Brave or Vivaldi. If you have any issues with these browsers, try Google Chrome instead. You can also play Stadia games on your iPhone® or iPad® using a Safari® web app.

Play any game in your library

  1. Sign in to your account on
  2. Scroll down to 'Your library'.
    • To view all the games in your library, click See all.
  3. Click on the game that you'd like to play and then click Play Stadia Play button.

Launch your most recently played game

  1. Sign in to your account on
  2. The last game that you played will be displayed at the top of the screen.
  3. Click Play Stadia Play button to launch the game.

Exit a game

To exit a game that you're playing:

  1. Open the 'exit game' menu.
    • On a Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button for one second.
    • On a computer keyboard, press and hold the Esc key for one second.
    • On a supported third-party controller, press and hold the Home button for one second.
      • Note: This might not work on all third-party controllers.
  2. Select Exit game.

Set up game controls on

Set up a controller

If your Stadia Controller is already linked wirelessly to Stadia on your TV:

  1. On your TV, go to the Stadia home screen.
  2. Press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button for one second and then select Unlink and turn off controller.
    • If your Stadia Controller is linked wirelessly to a mobile device, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button for 4 seconds to turn off the controller.
  3. On your computer using Google Chrome, sign in to your account at
  4. Link your Stadia Controller wirelessly to your computer. You can also use a USB cable to connect your controller to one of your computer's USB ports.
    • Tip: If you're using a USB A-to-C adaptor to connect a controller to your computer, make sure that the adaptor side of the cable is connected to your computer. If you're using a supported third-party controller, you can also connect to your computer wirelessly with Bluetooth®.
  5. To start playing, select a game in your library and then select Play Stadia Play button.

You might not be able to link your Stadia Controller wirelessly to your computer if your computer is on a virtual private network (VPN). If you have problems linking, disable VPN on your computer and try again. Tip: Corporate/work devices might have VPN enabled by default.

Set up a mouse and keyboard

To use a mouse and keyboard, just plug them into your computer or connect them wirelessly with Bluetooth.

If you're using Chrome OS, you may want to turn off mouse acceleration in Settings Settings and then Device and then Mouse and touchpad.

Using function keys on a Chromebook

If you're playing Stadia on a Chromebook that has an external keyboard, its function keys may not work properly until you change your Chromebook's keyboard settings:

  1. Sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. At the bottom right, select the time or press Alt + Shift + s.
  3. Select Settings .
  4. Select Device and then Keyboard.
  5. Turn on Treat top-row keys as function keys.

Listen to audio and use voice chat

You can use a headset to listen to audio and use voice chat on

  • Before using voice chat, make sure that you allow Chrome microphone permissions.
  • When your Stadia Controller is plugged into your computer's USB port, you can plug a headset into the controller's 3.5 mm audio jack. When your Stadia Controller is linked wirelessly to your computer, you can plug a headset into the controller's 3.5 mm jack or its USB-C® port.
  • If you're using a third-party controller, plug your headset directly into your computer. If you plug your headset into your controller, voice chat might not work.
If you're getting low-quality audio from a headset attached to your Stadia Controller, close any extra browser tabs that you have open, then plug your headset directly into your computer instead of your controller.

Open the Stadia menu while you play

While you play a game, open the Stadia menu to access your friends list and other social features:

  • If you're using a Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
  • If you're using a computer keyboard, press Shift + Tab.
  • If you're using a supported third-party gamepad, press the Home button.
    • Note: Pressing the Home button might not work on all third-party gamepads.

Play local multiplayer games

  • To play a multiplayer game, you can use a mouse/keyboard combination and up to 4 controllers connected to one computer.
  • You can connect each controller to the computer with a USB cable. You will need one USB port for each controller.
    • Note: You can plug a supported third-party gamepad into a USB port on your computer, or you can connect it wirelessly if it supports Bluetooth.

Switch from to your TV

For instructions, go to Switch screens mid-game.

4K, HDR and 5.1 surround sound

  • Up to 4K gameplay is supported on Windows® computers and Chromebooks with VP9 hardware decoding, a 4K display and Performance options set to Up to 4K.
  • 5.1 surround sound is supported on computers connected to a 6-channel speaker system. Learn more about troubleshooting surround sound on Stadia.
  • HDR is supported on TVs that support the HDR10 standard. It's also supported on Chromecast Ultra or HDR-compatible Google TV and Android TV devices.

Find your stream quality and change your data usage (performance) options.


In Google Chrome or on your TV, you can look up achievements that you've earned in any games that you play on Stadia. You can also track the achievements that you've earned for each game and go to the achievements of other players who have made them accessible to you in their privacy settings.

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